Criteria for Setting up CGHS Dispensaries,Hospitals
The criteria fixed for setting up a Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) dispensary in a particular area are as under:-
(i) In an existing CGHS city:- For opening of a new Allopathic CGHS dispensary in an existing CGHS city, there has to be a minimum of 2000 Card holders (serving employees of Central Government and Central Civil pensioners).
(ii) Extension of CGHS to a new City:- For extension of CGHS to a new city, there has to be a minimum of 6,000 Card holders. However, due to financial and other resource constraints it is not always possible to adhere to the above criteria.
State/UT-wise details about number of CGHS allopathic/AYUSH dispensaries and Hospitals in the country is given below:
STATEMENT SHOWING DETAILS OF CGHS HOSPITALS/WELLNESS CENTRES
Keeping in view the financial and other resource constraints, a decision has been taken not to expand CGHS to cover new cities/ areas. There are some States and UTs which do not have the presence of CGHS as yet. Accordingly, the Ministry has mooted a proposal to open at least one CGHS dispensary in the capital city of such States/UT’s namely, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland, Gujarat and Pudduchery.
In addition, there is also a proposal to open one CGHS dispensary in Indore in compliance of the High Court’s directions.
The Health Minister was replying to a question in the Lok Sabha here today.